In the spirit of the “
Weekly Photo Challenge”, I aim to take a photo when I see the new topic and accompanying suggestions. Because I live in the Southern hemisphere sometimes this isn’t possible eg Spring, Snow or Squirrel wouldn’t work for me but where I can, rather than lift my best archived photo I try to look at the topic through fresh eyes. Because the natural environment particularly interests me I look there first. Sometimes I’m disappointed with what I have to show but I figure that’s just part of accepting a challenge and hope I can do better next time.
This week’s topic reminded me immediately of the cat in, “Red Dwarf” as he leapt in delight from one thing to another shrieking,
“Oooh shiny thing, shiny thing.”
Nature provides so many, “Ooh shiny thing” moments for me but I’ve chosen a bird because they are what distract me most often.
… but it could have been Ewww shiny thing, slugs distract me too.
A trickier task this week, capturing the
elements, earth, wind, water and fire.
This time only the fire was photographed at home. I don’t usually appreciate the wind but I was pleased it showed itself today.
My challenge this week was in limiting the number of photos I chose to illustrate, “
Textures“. Luckily the rain held off and I was able to take them all this morning around my home.
Eucalyptus tree bark
Grey Box tree bark
Lamb’s Ear leaf
Mud Dauber Wasp nest
Rotting wood pulp
Probably though the texture I find most fascinating is on a Praying Mantis egg case, it looks and feels a bit like polystyrene.
The cold continues so there are not many interesting critters showing up.
Click on an image to see a larger version in a slideshow.
Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos
Creepy, Crawly, Slimy and Scary
Red and black ants
Egg cases on a Eucalypt leaf
Slug with friends
Blue-tongue Lizard sensed some sunshine
Frustration followed by more frustration until finally,
Frustration – bits fell off as I worked.
Even as I grouted bits fell off, I despaired that it wouldn’t last a week after being “finished”.
Satisfaction, two years later it’s still complete.
For the challenge this week I’ve chosen some
unusual fungi. Maybe it’s not that the fungi are unusual just that I’ve never seen them before.
The challenge this week was to represent, “
Collage“, I searched down low for my images.